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Sidewalks
by Ron (sketchman) Axelson

Sunday, October 26, 2003

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Itís early morning

sidewalks start feeling vibrations of those who deceive

a lamppost supports drunken insanity

curbs are tripped over by stumbling crowds

yellow lines hear grumbling of the lonely

a happy soul appears walking by a street cleaner

neon signs call out for money

night time card board homes are being assembled again

homeless children know the sidewalks can hear them

Another early morning, a vendor screams, ďget off the streets.Ē

Ron Axelson
© 10/26/03
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Reviewed by Jeff Mason 11/8/2003
Some very profound thoughts here.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2003
Excellent poem and imagery. Very touching write. Thanks for sharing it.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 11/6/2003
<tears> Oh Ron, you have captured this so well. I'm sitting here crying for all the lost souls who are homeless and hungry and have no hope. You have a caring and compassionate heart, my friend. This one goes in my library!

Your Friend,
~~Linda~~
Reviewed by serenety L 11/1/2003
A sad an touching write
Plus a great drawing
Nico
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/1/2003
HI RON
A SAD TRUTHFUL WRITE
NO ONE CARES ABOUT, WHATS IN THE CARDBOARD BOX ANYMORE.
WITH THE HOLIDAYS COMING, THOSE WON'T BE PRESENTS
OCCUPING THEM BOXES,
BUT THE NEEDY OF ANYTHING ONE CAN SPARE.
*** READ MY "THANKSGIVING IN A BOX" SEE MY FILE INDEX *****
WILLIAM
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/31/2003
powerful, absolutely powerful, sketchman; this one hit the ol' gut hard! wonderful job on this; well done! :( (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn. >tears <
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 10/31/2003
Unearthing realities of our times with powerful poetic flow.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/31/2003
I feel like crying after reading this,it is profound and stings of truth.
Bravo!
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 10/30/2003
Ron, this IS a fantastic poem...definitely wow!!
And you know how I feel about your art!!
Grreat work, both art and poetry!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 10/30/2003
Hi Ron,
What a fantastic write...

A keeper for sure...


Have a wonderful day...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 10/28/2003
You have so much talent in your art and these poignant writes, Ron. Excellent work.
Amor
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 10/28/2003
Excellent sketch and poem, Ron... I've seen many a cardboard house in our Capital..
Luv and hugs
Jenni
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 10/28/2003
Sketchman this is one; both poem and pic, is so very creative and clever! I love how you have taken something so carelessly dismissed and given it life and feeling...EXCELLANT!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 10/28/2003
What a moving message. Your artwork magnificent.

~Jackie~
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/28/2003
Well done Ron, one of your best in my opinion.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/28/2003
This is sad, but very well-written. There are so many of these people on the street. Many just walked by without paying much attention to them.

I always looked at them and imagining them once they were being a baby, showered with love in a mother's arms, and did they or their mothers know that they will be in the street later on in their lives?

I often feel sad for them.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o(
Reviewed by Nancy D. 10/27/2003
Great write, reminds me of New York.

Nancy
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 10/27/2003
Vivid imagery in verse and picture, outstanding depiction of life in many cities worldwide! ~Z~
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 10/27/2003
Chilling commentary on the needy...excellent...cuzz you are so talented...XOXOXO
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 10/27/2003
Hi Ron..this is my fourth try at responding...the board is so darn busy I cant even get on...hope this gets through.....well you have described perfectly the night out on the streets....that is why I dont go out at night...LOL.....I could just see this scene and smell the booze off the drunk.....great expressive write friend....floria
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/27/2003
It reminds me of my visit to NY on some streets they shout this too. Love your sketch you are very talented.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 10/27/2003
Outstanding write RON!!!!
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 10/27/2003
It is sad to be lonely, forgotten, confused, and homeless. Wonderful write and pic...Love 'em both. P.S. Great Imagery!
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 10/27/2003
What a great way to remind us that yes, winter is upon us however, there are people who live in a cold homeless world, and for us to be grateful for what we have! (Hugs)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/27/2003
Heartfelt and very sad write Ronny!!

Dark side of life lurking on those sidewalks my friend~~

Ps: Still planning the end part on the balloon ride....it's

kinda sad you know...to end it..it leaves my with nostalgia in my

heart!! And a grim look on my face :((((....geez!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 10/26/2003
Hey Ron
Great to see you. This arena needs more voices--excellent job!
Vicky
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 10/26/2003
You have great compassion - & you are funny - & you can draw :0)
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/26/2003
This was outstanding Ron, excellently written, You touched my heart so deeply with this outstanding poem,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/26/2003
This is vividly expressed and conveys very well the emotions that you envisaged. Well done!
Reviewed by jude forese 10/26/2003
very powerful imagery in this stark poem about the forgotten and confused...
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 10/26/2003
A really good write, Ron. Deep in it's sadness. those bricks look good!
Reviewed by Aamie Burnley 10/26/2003
... i was once a phone call away from becoming homeless. countless times i have thanked god for that quarter, and the welcoming voice on the other side of despair. your poetry displays depth of feeling and the stark reality of a heartless nation. well done!!
Reviewed by A PAX 10/26/2003
I am with eileen.....

these times are sad.......

but its reality and you can count your blessings and appreciate the good times, when you get low...compared to others situations


u made me think and feel with this write

(trouble maker)
:)
pax
A
:(
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/26/2003
This is astounding and relevant, Ron! No wasted words... so touching... thank you for sharing...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/26/2003
Ron you really wrote a poem full of the street imagery, filled with pathos,yet what has become a normal way of life in our world of high tech, such a contrast! well done hon and the sketch is fantastic! smooo0000000ooooch!;-)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/26/2003
Reality can bite. Great write showing your compassion.
Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 10/26/2003
this is wonderful Ron .. I really love it
the master at work I will never forget the first time I saw homeless on the streets of NYC sleeping in boxes. Sad !!!
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